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Using Differences in Knowledge Across Neighborhoods to Uncover the Impacts of the EITC on Earnings

Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Emmanuel Saez

NBER Working Paper No. 18232
Issued in July 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Josh Angrist, Joseph Altonji, Richard Blundell, David Card, Alex Gelber, Adam Guren, Steven Haider, Nathaniel Hilger, Joseph Hotz, Hilary Hoynes, Lawrence Katz, Kara Leibel, Bruce Meyer, Sendhil Mullainathan, Luigi Pistaferri, Alan Plumley, Karl Scholz, Jesse Shapiro, Monica Singhal, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, Danny Yagan, anonymous referees, and numerous seminar participants for helpful discussions and comments. The tax data were accessed through contract TIRNO-09-R-00007 with the Statistics of Income (SOI) Division at the US Internal Revenue Service. The results in this paper do not necessarily re‡ect the official views of the IRS. Itzik Fadlon, Peter Ganong, Sarah Griffis, Jessica Laird, Shelby Lin, Heather Sarsons, Michael Stepner, and Clara Zverina provided outstanding research assistance. Financial support from the Lab for Economic Applications and Policy at Harvard, the Center for Equitable Growth at Berkeley, and the National Science Foundation is gratefully acknowledged. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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